Episode 216: Julie Heldman

Released Friday, 12th October 2018
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On the heels of the release of her new book, "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," Ben speaks with Julie Heldman about her journey and the legacy of her mother, Hall-of-Famer Gladys Heldman.
Heldman, one of the "Original 9," details the formative days of professional women's tennis and the factors that helped it off the ground. We discuss her mother's role, Billie Jean King's role, and how the story is remembered today.
We also discuss the sport today and her struggles with mental health, which were worsened by often cruel treatment by her mother.
It's a compelling read and you should check it out, for sure.
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